EDWARDSVILLE — Third Circuit Chief Judge David A. Hylla on Tuesday announced the appointment of Philip B. Alfeld as an associate judge to replace Dean Sweet, who retired May 30.
Alfeld earned his law degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 1980; he has been an assistant state’s attorney for the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office and a special assistant attorney general since 1989. Alfeld was a sole practitioner of law from 1995 to 1998. He was a partner with the firm of Kardis, Forbes & Alfeld from 1988 to 1995 and of counsel with Schrempf, Kelly, Napp & Darr Ltd. from 1998 to present. Alfeld’s previous employment includes partner with Carlson & Alfeld PC from 1986 to 1988, associate with Talbert, Carlson & Mallon PC in 1986 and associate with Paul L. Pratt PC from 1981 to 1985.
Alfeld is a current member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Criminal Justice Association. He is the past President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and member of the Alton-Wood River Bar Association. Alfeld is a past member of the American Bar Association, Madison County Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, American Association of trial Lawyers and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Alfeld is a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Lewis and Clark Community College and has been an instructor of constitutional law at Lewis and Clark Community College from 1991 to present.
“I am pleased to have a person of Phil Alfeld’s ability and experience joining us on the Madison County Bench,” Hylla said in press release. “He will be a great addition.”
Alfeld and his wife, Amy, have lived in Godfrey for 20 years.